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Police Social Welfare authority show support for comrade carded to appear in court today

Police Social Welfare authority show support for comrade carded to appear in court today

Police Social WelfareA trustee of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association (TTPSSWA) will appear in court today to answer three summons issued to him for allegedly failing to comply with requests made by Police Complaints Authority (PCA) officials.

Speaking with News Power Now this morning, President of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association (TTPSSWA) Inspector Michael Seales indicated that his organization stood behind their comrade.

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President of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association, Michael Seales

Looptt quoted Inspector Seales as saying that several members had informed him of their desire to be in court with the executive to show their solidarity with their comrade.

And while Inspector Seales has advised them against it as the TTPSSWA did not want to send the wrong message, he said it filled his heart with pride to know so many persons wanted to show their support for their fellow officer.

The TTPSSWA has since employed former Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan SC, to represent their interests in the court matter.

On August 16, the PCA secured three summonses to charge Inspector Carty allegedly because of his failing to supply documents and information relative to an investigation being conducted by the PCA into the “Day of Total Policing”.

The exercise on March 23, 2015 saw police officers throughout the country carrying out coordinated nationwide road blocks which caused a massive traffic gridlock and distress to the travelling public.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) carried out its own investigation and the PCA also initiated its own probe which is yet to be completed.

Head of the PCA, David West, wrote to the TTPSSWA asking for certain documents and information to assist the Authority in its probe. And while some documents were provided, others were not forthwith.

The PCA felt that the information and documents were being deliberately withheld, prompting the decision to secure the summonses.

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